January 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 21

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 21 that are worth another look.

Strengthening yuan supports metal, mineral prices

A thaw in trade relations between the United States and China is lending broad support to commodity prices, with the yuan strengthening against the dollar.

PRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets moves to annual methodology reviews across PRA divisions

Beginning in 2020, Fastmarkets will review its pricing methodologies and price specifications across all its Price Reporting Agency (PRA) divisions - Metals & Mining and Forest Products - on an annual basis rather than twice per year.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Five key stories from January 20

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday January 20 that are worth another look.

Samancor explores restructuring, job cuts amid ‘drastic’ chrome price decline

Samancor Chrome has provisionally decided to restructure its mining and smelting operations in a move that will reduce staff and production levels due to the deteriorating chrome markets and rising power costs, Fastmarkets has learned.

UG2 chrome ore prices in China tick up on stronger yuan; some suppliers hold off for further gains

UG2 chrome ore prices continued to rise in the week to Friday January 17 after sellers reported higher bids due to a stronger yuan and market sources are eyeing stronger demand after the Chinese New Year holiday (January 24-30).

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ore prices rise in China ahead of Lunar New Year; global alloy prices stable to weak

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday January 17.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 14

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 14 that are worth another look.

Tharisa quarterly chrome production stable amid adverse weather, Eskom constraints

South African miner Tharisa recorded stable chrome production of 342,500 tonnes for the three months to December 31, 2019, the company said on Friday January 10.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2 chrome ore prices rise on renewed interest, boosting China’s domestic alloy market

South African miners reported a fresh wave of buying interest for chrome ore, prompting higher prices.